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Closed petition Reduce the 20% VAT rate on Public Electric Vehicle charging to 5%.

Currently the VAT rate on domestic electricity is 5%. Public EV chargers attract VAT at 20%. We want Government to reduce the VAT rate on public EV chargers to 5% in line with domestic electricity.

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Government policy is to move all drivers to EVs in the long term, those without home charging capacity are being forced to pay 4 times the VAT of those able to charge at home.

In order that people find EVs more attractive than fossil fuel cars Government taxation policy should look favourably towards EVs. Reducing the VAT on public charging to 5% in line with domestic charging would show joined up Government policy regarding EVs.

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